Continuing work on my 90+ listings Retro Renovation® Encyclopedia of Vintage Steel Kitchen Cabinets, here is a second design, from 1950, from what I believe is a rare and likely early brand — Dupont Dulux. Well… was Dupont Dulux was an actual brand? I don’t know for sure. The question remains, are these some other brand of cabinets — Homarts by Sears??? — with a Dupont Dulux enamel finish? For now, though, I’ll stick with: Dupont Dulux, as a brand, until I can verify otherwise.
Above and most of the photos: This Dupont Dulux kitchen cabinet set is currently for sale on Facebook marketplace; thanks to seller Chris for giving me permission to show these photos. Thanks also to reader Greg, who has been watching my researcy on vintage steel kitchen cabinets unfold and tipped me to these rare birds. Here’s hoping the cabinets find a good home!
Early design Dupont Dulux steel kitchen cabinets
This design — with its die-cut decoration, fantastic!, and inset base and wall cabinet doors — and also see the fantastic drainboard sink! — surely are older. Alas, if I had been thinking, I would have gotten the year the house was built so that I could date the cabinets, which were original to the space.
Then, later, a reader found the complete set shown above, which shows there were wall and base cabinets, too, not just a sink base. (Original photos in story linked to, above.) Detailing: Very chunky.
Question question question: Are these early Homart (by Sears) steel cabinets with a Dupont Dulux Customatch paint finish? I see later Homarts with round pulls like those shown above. And I see later Homarts with Dupont Dulux paint. But, so far, I have not seen Homart cabinets like this…
1950 Dupont Dulux steel kitchen cabinets
Again… this listing retains its mystery: Was “Dupont” or “Dupont Dulux” a standalone brand? Or, were these cabinets another brand — Sears Homart? — just “customatched” painted with Dupont Dulux paint? Can this mystery be solved?